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Jun 18 2014

Smith County Fire Marshal sworn in

Jay Brooks stepped into the role of Smith County Fire Marshal Tuesday morning, after being sworn into office by County Judge Joel Baker in the Smith County Commissioners Court. Brooks, 38, previously served as a Lindale police officer and is a former Assistant Fire Marshal for the County. He was selected for the post after …

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Apr 08 2014

County Commended

The Smith County Commissioners Court was commended for keeping transparent financial records and for exceeding conventional reporting requirements in an annual independent financial audit report presented by Henry & Peters, P.C., during a regular meeting this week. CPA Tal Glenn thanked the Smith County Auditor’s staff for their cooperation and assistance during the 3-week investigation …

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Apr 10 2012

Smith County saves thousands

Smith County reports an additional $62,000 in liability reduction to date, due to the award winning County’s Compensatory Time Management Program the Smith County Auditor’s office reported on Thursday, April 5. The Smith County Compensatory Time Management Program began in 2008 as a joint effort of the Auditor’s Office and Sheriff’s Department, to reduce the …

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Jan 05 2012

Smith County to break ground

The first leg of construction for the $35 million, voter approved jail bond will kick off at 9:30 a.m., Thursday, January 5 at the Smith County Low Risk Facility, located at 2811 Public Rd. in Tyler. This first phase of construction will include the relocation of Smith County kitchen and laundry facilities in order to …

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Dec 08 2011

Smith County awarded

Smith County is one of few government entities nation-wide to receive the 2011 Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award from the National Purchasing Institute. This prestigious award is earned by those entities that demonstrate excellence, innovation, professionalism, productivity and leadership in their procurement practices. “We have worked with the Commissioners Court to implement a lot …

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Nov 16 2011

Burn ban lifted

The Smith County Commissioners Court has voted to lift the county-wide burn ban, effective immediately, but urges citizens to exercise extreme caution and diligent supervision in their burning activities. Smith County Fire Marshal Jim Seaton recommended to the court that the ban be lifted, with the stipulation that the County Judge can reinstate the burn …

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Nov 09 2011

Smith County awarded

Smith County is the recipient of the Texas Comptroller Gold Leadership Circle Award for financial transparency. The Comptroller Gold Leadership Award recognizes government entities that set the bar for financial transparency and access to the public. The Texas Comptroller’s Leadership Circle program recognizes local governments across Texas that are striving to meet a high standard …

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Oct 06 2011

County extends burn ban

The current burn ban in Smith County was extended for 90 days by the Smith County Commissioners Court during a regular meeting Tuesday morning. Smith County Fire Marshal Jim Seaton recommended the burn ban’s extension due to continuing extreme drought conditions and the likelihood of a severe winter fire season. “We are expecting the severity …

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